The weekend of September 7th to September 9th, the bi-annual Poetry-festival will once again be hosted in Ulvik, and the theme for this year’s festival deals with what role and function poetry has in the public conversation. This is the 10th anniversary of the festival, which will be celebrated with the launch of the Olav H. Hauge-scholarship for young poets. The scholarship will be awarded furing the opening ceremony. The festival will also celebrate the 200th anniversary of A.O. Vinje and the 150th anniversary of Det Norske Samlaget (a publishing company centered on the Nynorsk-form of Norwegian).
Several notable Norwegian and Nordic poets will appear at the festival alongside skilled musicians and other artisians. Check out poesifestivalen.no for program and tickets.